Date(s) - Sat, 07 Oct 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bodhisaddha Forest Monastery
Offering the Kathina cloth has been upheld since the time of the Buddha and is traditionally an opportunity for the laity to show support to the monks who lived and practiced together during the Vassa (3 month rains-retreat).
11 Venerable monks will lead the ceremony, with special visiting monks:
– Tan Chaokhun Samai, abbot, Wat Pa Buddharangsee, Sydney
– Tan Chaokhun Kalyano, abbot, Bodhivana Monastery, Melbourne
– Tan Ajahn Dhammasiha, abbot, Dhammagiri Hermitage, Brisbane
(Offerings of food to the monks from 9am-10:30am)
10am Monks go for alms around the Muchalinda Dam inside the monastery. Followed by shared lunch for all.
12pm Kathina Robe Offering followed by words of reflection from senior monks.
2pm Ceremony Ends
A Kathina robe cloth can be reserved for you (1 per person) to offer on the day. Email your full name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9211-1188 to reserve. It can be collected in the monastery and is available by donation.
Complimentary bus service leaves from Bodhikusuma Centre, 203-209 Thomas St., Haymarket at 8:30am. Spaces are limited and must be reserved ahead of time.